Walt Boyes talks about cybersecurity and its relationship to functional security. Today the process automation world is vulnerable to online safety disasters derived from online hacking, sabotage and/or cyberstupidity accidents. Sometimes, these cybersecurity breaches result in human death. Watch this Back to Basics episode and learn how you can defend your security control systems from cybersecurity attacks.
* Energy Consumption Collection of College
* Energy Consumption Collection of Office Building
* Energy Consumption Collection of Public Construction Building
* Equipment Monitoring and Controlling of Factory
* Equipment Monitoring and Controlling of Hotel
* Equipment Monitoring and Controlling of Office Building
* Intelligent control over community thermal systems
* Reliable Networking for Distributed Control System
* Power Line Selection in a Fault Protection Network
* Substation Automation Solutions
* Nuclear Power Station Simulation System
* Wind Power SCADA System
Executive editor Jim Montague analyzes the results of Control's survey on recorders and data acquisition devices. Automation professional need to know different data values across the plant floor such as temperature, level, flow and pressure, when monitoring and controlling plant processes. However, the way that the data gets collected, analyzed, archived and reported has changed over the years. It continues to evolve and expand fast.
Watch this video report to learn how recorders and data acquisition devices have changed, and how these are being used on the plant floor today.
Now more than ever, plant safety is on the minds of plant managers. Watch this video to learn how Honeywell's integrated approach to safety and security can help keep your people, plant and the environment safe.
In this edition of Control's Back to Basic video series, executive editor Jim Montague studies calibration of field instruments. Calibration is often misunderstood and sometimes misused. This error can lead to costly lawsuits. Knowing what field instrument calibration is and what the pitfalls are can save you and your plant time and money.
Walt Boyes explores this vital question with Bjorn Gudehus, a senior security advisor with Bell Canada, who spoke at the 2nd Annual Critical Infrastructure Conference in Calgary on Sept 28, 2009. Gudehus' paper is titled "Control System Security: Corporate and Control Resources Working Together."
Editor in chief Walt Boyes talks about the results of the latest Control survey on flowmeters. Control surveyed its audience asking how industry professionals use flowmeters. We received over 250 responses and the results surprised us.
Emerson Process Management and Meridium have entered a unique partnership to deliver enhanced asset management capability to their process industry customers. In this podcast, Bonz Hart, Meridium president, and Craig Llewellyn, president of Emerson's Asset Optimization business, discuss this partnership and what users can expect from the new AMS Suite: Asset Portal 4.0 powered by Meridium.
Many process automation systems (DCS and PLC alike) incorporate Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) as an integral part of the system. These systems are Safety Integrity Level (SIL)-certified, exactly like older, separate systems. In order to illustrate the undiminished safety integrity of these fully integrated automation systems, they are described as "integrated, but separate."
Proponents of these systems say that they not only maintain undiminished safety integrity, but they also enhance operation by addressing additional sources of risk and providing a comprehensive platform for process safety management, including safety engineering tools, operation management tools alarm management and maintenance.
The challenge for the user is to assess how these Integrated Safety Systems can still act as a completely independent layer of protection.
Control ME, Nancy Bartels talks with Steve Young of Invensys and Charlie Kaprelian of Cognizant about what the implications of the new business agreement between these two companies for the companies and their customers.
The Obama administration has begun a number of new initiatives around energy sustainability that seem aimed directly at manufacturers. Walt Boyes talks with John Nesi and Angel Sustaeta of Rockwell Automation about the implication of these initiatives for process manufacturing operations.